Monthly Archives: February 2014

More on the history of “politiqueras” in Rio Grande Valley politics

One would think there would be much more statewide coverage of the very intersting, and troubling, political corruption and voter fraud issues so prevalent in South Texas elections.  Some previous coverage of the role of “politiqueras” and voter assistance fraud was pointed out to me today:

Politiqueras a fixture in Rio Grande Valley elections,” San Antonio Express-News (5/25/12)

Voter turnout efforts clash with history in South Texas,” Texas Tribune (10/10/12)

HT to Rep. Aaron Pena for pointing these out.  He’s quoted in the Express-News piece as saying that “voter assistance abuse is the voter fraud of choice.”